After Reporting On Child Deaths, Abuse And Egregious Oversights, The State Is Finally Looking Into Colorado’s ‘Broken’ Family Court System

When Elina wanted to get a learner’s permit, she said her father refused to grant her permission. She later got a license over his objections. Photo Courtesy of Trent Davis Bailey for ProPublica

A ProPublica investigation into Colorado’s family court system last year revealed an alarming lack of oversight over judges and the experts they trust to advise the court. Since then, and thanks to ongoing coverage by local media outlets of the family court system, Colorado Court Administrator’s office has undertaken a formal review and opened a 30 day public comment period for proposed changes. KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Hannah Dreyfuss, the ProPublica reporter behind last year’s investigation, to get an update on what’s happened since.

Follow Hannah Dreyfuss’ ongoing coverage here

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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